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Storage News roundup: Australia’s Moonwalk signs with Dell, Quantum’s new people and products

Simon Sharwood

Australian tiering vendor Moonwalk has had a big win with Dell. The company has signed a supplier agreement with the PC and server giant to provide its data management software to the Dell community.

The deal means Moonwalk’s software is now certified for the Dell DX Object Storage Platform. Customers can now also buy Moonwalk products direct  from Dell.

“Dell can now provide their customers with a turnkey solution for managing their archives of unstructured data to the DX Object Store, significantly reducing their storage expenditure,” said Michael Harvey, Vice President of Business Development at Moonwalk North America. “With the explosion of digital content, companies now have a secure, cost effective, and automated solution to move the right data to the right storage tier at the right time”.

"Working with Moonwalk, we are able to provide better solutions for our customers; solutions that help deliver an intelligent and high performance data management solution for heterogeneous storage across the enterprise," said Brett Roscoe, Worldwide Marketing Director, Dell Enterprise Storage.

Kroll recovers more Oracle

Data recovery company Kroll OnTrack has new recovery capabilities for Oracle databases.

The company says it can now recover corrupt Oracle databases and logs from Oracle versions 8, 8i, 9i, 10g and 11g running on both x86 and Solaris platforms. 

Damaged Automatic Storage Management (ASM) file systems are now also restorable by the company’s engineers, who can also bring missing or deleted databases back to ife with what the company says are “proprietary tools and procedures” that let its engineers “search the free space to find all of the raw Oracle data, rebuild the original database files and then extract the row data, allowing the customer to import the recovered data into a new database.”

Quantum’s new CEO and products

Quantum has announced that Jon Gacek as its new CEO.

Gacke succeeds Rick Belluzzo, who has sat in the big chair since September 2002. 

Gacek has been president and COO of Quantum since January of this year and had previously served as executive vice president, COO and CFO since May 2009. He joined Quantum as executive vice president and CFO in August 2006.

That tenure means he’s almost certainly been a part of new product developments, like the enhanced archiving capabilities in its new Extended Data Life Management (EDLM) feature and its integration with StorNext® data management software. EDLM automates the integrity checking of tapes that reside in the company’s Scalar i6000 tape library.

The company has also struck a deal with NetApp, which is now NetApp will marketing and sellinmg the Quantum StorNext File System and StorNext Storage Manager software.